Not abide by the child protection laws? A group of more than 21 organizations filed a complaint with federal officials on Monday and claimed YouTube doing not comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
A coalition of more than 21 organizations, including the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the Center for Digital Democracy, accused that YouTube violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (requires companies to obtain consent from parents before collecting data on children younger than 13), they collecting data on children younger than 13, and using these data to advertise for making profit.
Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, one leader the coalition, said “Google has been continually growing its child-directed service in the United States and all over the world without any kind of acknowledgment of this law and its responsibilities”.
According to these complains and objection, a YouTube spokesperson replied
“While we haven’t received the complaint, protecting kids and families has always been a top priority for us. We will read the complaint thoroughly and evaluate if there are things we can do to improve. Because YouTube is not for children, we’ve invested significantly in the creation of the YouTube Kids app to offer an alternative specifically designed for children.”